Introducing Stinky Pete

I went for a walk this afternoon.  Didn't even make it past the alley behind the store...
Then I heard a desperate loud mewing.
This little dude was locked in a tool shed, waiting for Animal Control to come pick him up tomorrow.  The people are some of my regular customers, so they were happy to have me spring him from his tool shed prison and uncertain fate with Animal Control - they found him in the alley last night.
But this is NOT what I sought from my walk today... just wanted some fresh air, sunshine, and to snap a picture or two...
Instead, meet Number Six. There was Inkie, then Ubee, and then Callie, Little Isis, and Percy. 
Now tiny Stinky Pete.
He was SO filthy and smelly.  After both ends were cleaned up with a warm wash rag, he's still dusty and dirty but also very HUNGRY.  Just skin and bones under that tuxie fluff. 
Based on Percy's age (approx 4 months), and the size Daphne & Chloe were when I adopted them, I'm guessing this feller is about 7 to 8 weeks old.
So, I guess this was why Percy had to move on to a Forever Home before I was ready to say good-bye:

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Mo and The Purries


  1. Oh. My. Bast. It must be skeery for yoo to take walks, Not the Mama. But he is reely cute. I guess he needed yoo lots and lots. And he's so cute he's gotta make yoo smile sum. Everybean has to smile at a tuxie! hehehe
    Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

  2. Oh, my gosh. How adorable.
    He is too cute.
    You are a cat magnet.

  3. Stinky Pete is soooo cute! Sometime if Mom ever gets over being too lazy to help I will post a picture of my new cousin from Philadelphia. His story is very similar to Pete's.

  4. Anonymous5:38 PM

    Our Lady is crying and laughing at the same time. She's an odd one. Hi little Pete! We'll drop the "Stinky" part because we know NTM has cleaned you up real good by now. Purrrrrs!

  5. Anonymous6:03 PM

    We count him as number 7. After all, you did rescue Jazper from a homeless life on the streets of Rhode Island.

  6. Anonymous6:04 PM

    They must smell you like prey Not The Mama!

  7. Stinky Pete is adorable! You're a good person and the kitties know it, Not the Mama!

  8. Awww he is so cute. That much cuteness will make up for any amount of stinkiness.

  9. Stinky Pete, you sure are a little thing! All skin and bones. You need to get fattened up some. You can come visit us any time; Chedar is an expert at getting fat! tee hee.


    P.S. We had a *lot* of trouble tryin' to leave a comment cause only a little part of the page would come up and we could just see the "Ju" of the jump to comment link, too! We had to restart the browser just to get to the "Ju", too. Maybe we needs to stop using Firefox? Anyways, we wanted to let you know, in case anyone else is havin' a problem.

  10. You are my hero! You are such a good person to rescue sweet little Pete from un uncertain fate. He is so adorable! He's a very lucky kitty!

  11. Now that you got him all cleaned up, you should call him Smiley Pete! I love that second picture.

  12. Hello Stinky Pete! I see you saw the GREAT BIG GIANT SIGNS that say:

    CAT WANTED at the Wren's Nest... :)

  13. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!111 What a handsome little fellow! Lovely markings too!!
    You really are a cat magnet!!!!
    Now you have a Sweet Pete ;)
    Purrs Mickey

  14. Anonymous7:15 PM

    Oh My Cod! That is one cute little Dude, NTM! You are a fur magnet, like Mom! God has a special place in Heaven for people like you! Uh huh!

  15. he is so cute he takes my breath away!!! and yes, you are a cat magnet ntm! ha ha ha

    ly mo mo

    smiles, bee

  16. Tee hee. Yup, youze ist da kitten magnetico! What a hunk o' luffin'. Such a kyoot leetle booger.

    Luf, Us

  17. Omigoodness, what a cute face! Things happen for a reason, they say. :)

  18. Not The Mama your vacancy sign must have been on! But he sure is a cute little guy!

  19. This little guy is just to cute for his own good!!!!!!!!!!!!! SQUEEEEE!!!!!!!

    Good work Mr. Not The Mama!


    Laila and Minchie

  20. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Thanks to you, another little one has been rescued! That is great news! As a formerly homeless cat myself, I can tell you it's no fun being out there, hungry and dirty. But thanks to you, Sweet Pete is going to have a chance at life as a well-loved, properly-spoiled cat.

  21. That is the cutest kitten ever (next to myself of course), and you are so kind to take him in. I see that bottom picture popping up on "I can has" with a funny caption in the not so far off future.


  22. Oh My.

    I'll have to show this to Jasmine. I overheard her telling Andy all about you. Not that Andy doesn't know who you are but he does get my "blogging people" confused with each other sometimes.

    She said that you are the blogger that rescues homeless kittens and finds them homes.

    He's a cutie.

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  24. whatta guy you are, mr. NTM!! you must have the kitty version of the hobo sign tattooed on you!!

    purrs, best fishes, an' concatulations to you, young pete, an' the rest of the gang as you begin your journey togefur!

  25. Wow. It's kind of funny how sometimes our fur children will come to us. Stinky Pete looks like a great little guy. Congratulations on such a little cutie with a big mouth!

  26. squuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeee
    now we truely knows everything happens for a reason. Percy found a wonderful forever home so you could give little stinky sweetie Pete a chance for a good life.

    (((Hugs))) to you!!

  27. i love the second pic of stinky pete!! he is adorable. i agree with everyone else, you MUST have a sign that only cats can see. it says "all cats welcome here!"

    bless you for your kind and caring heart!

  28. Wow! You're like a kitty MAGNET!
    I love the name "Stinky Pete".
    Hee hee!

  29. He looks like me when I was a kitten! I think that means he's going to be about 32 kinds of awesome. I like him already.

  30. NTM - again you're a hero to a little poodin!!!

    Ok, when mommy saw the last pikshur she squeeeeeeeeeeee'd and said "i'm in love with Stinky Pete".

  31. Not the are definitely a cat magnet! Stinky Pete is adorable...won't take no time to find him a forever home!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  32. What a wonnerful, cute wittle tuxie! Hmmm - Looks like Max! Mo, you is just in the rite place at the rite time, alla time! Did I mention he's cute?

  33. Maybe Petey is a stinky sweetie!?!
    He gonna be happee boy now he gots you ta luvs on!

    Dats furry goods, NTM... dis here kitty was sents by Jazper allrites. Jazper was purrin dat you not gonna be alones. Kittees doo dat.

    I showed up da same day dat my Gran Mawmees gurl Kitty went ovfur da brij. Kitty waa abouts 20 and lived dat long wif FIV! She was a mirukul gurl dat luved Gran-Mawmee. She waited ta go home til da 1 year annifursary of Mawmees bruvfur goin over da brij. (dat was gran mawmees only son)

    See I walks inta da house uv a frind of Mawmees...likes I knews dis was wheres ta be! In a diffurent town!! Sohs Mawmee knowed it was an answer to Kitty's purrs dat dehr be a new gurl fur hur fambly.

    Katie Ann Kitty Too.

  34. Oh my goodness, Sticky Pete is just to cute for words!!! Not The Mama you are a blessing to orphaned kitties!
    Your (Almost dry) FL furiends,

  35. Oh, Not The Mama, he is soooo cute!! Good thing we don't live near you, our Mama was going crazy over him.
    He does look a bit like Festus did as a baby, so Mama would try to bring him home.
    You are such a wonderful person to take in all those babies, they are furry lucky to find you.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Sammy, Festus & Emma

  36. What a character! He knows he's home, congratulations big hearted mommy!!Wonder what happened to the other would think there might be siblings....anyway this guy has a good reason to smile=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

  37. Oh Mo, my eyes are all teary now! Everytime a helpless little kitty comes to you it's because it was just meant to be!
    Sweet Stinky Pete is too cute! He reminds me of my kitty Binky Marie who went to the Bridge long ago.
    I hope everything checks out with him okay at the VET.
    It truly is a Happy Not the Momma Monday!
    Sending Tons of hugs and Love,

  38. That last photo cracked us both up! What an adorable little guy...Thanks for all the rescue work you do for these special little critters!!!

  39. YOU are WONDERFUL!

  40. Anonymous12:57 AM

    Happy Not The Mama Monday!

  41. Hi little stinky dood! You sure are a cute Tuxie! No worries . . . yer in good hands wif Not Da Momma!

  42. That second photo is very, very cute. I'm amazed at how many kitties are unwanted in your little town, Not the Mama. Very disturbing.

  43. This is why we are celebrating you today! Happy Not the Mama Monday! Hi Stinky Pete, you are a cutie!


  44. He is a cutie. We think he was so lucky you went for a walk. We agree that you have the kitty hobo sign for good eats and nice people up.

    Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

  45. All we can say right now is Awwwwww and Squeeee!! Such a lovely little thing.

    thank you for giving him a chance!
    purrs and sandpaper kissies
    Kashim & Othello

  46. Those little fellas seem to smell you from far! Smell that kind-hearted cat lover! :-)

    He's too cute... awwwwwwwww.

  47. You are truly a cat magnet, Not the Mama. Little Stinky Pete is adorable. He is so lucky that you were there to take him in. I'm sure that he will find a new home in no time at all. Happy Not the Mama Monday!

  48. Mo if you stop over to the cozy cottage today, I have a song just for you!! Please bring Stinky Pete along too....he is cute! Oh he is singing the song to you by the way, that is why I need you to bring him with you MOL!!!
    All my love...Miss Peach

  49. These little fellers sure seem to know where to go when they need help in finding a forever home, don't they?

    You're a good man, Morgen Pittman, and have a heart bigger than all of Michigan.

    Here's hoping Stinky Pete finds just as good a home as Percy did!

  50. And this, NTM, is why it's NTM day!
    Smooches to you!
    Stinky Pete is adorable!

  51. Awwww Stinky Pete is a cute dude.

    Happy not the mama Monday. I hope you get to put your feet up and relax.

  52. Happy Not The Mama Monday, Mo.
    We loves you...
    KC and Crew


    Stinky Pete is just too adorable!!!

    That last picture.....priceless...look how happy he is!!!

    You are truly a cat magnet and a wonderful person!!!!

    Many purrs from all of us!

  54. Heavens to Mergatroid! You are a kitty magnet! And I'm glad for it, 'cause you do the right thing. Poor Stinky Pete needs a good feed. He seems very vocal, too, from the picture.

  55. me finks me's in wuv. hi stinky pete, i'm miss boo and i am happy that ntm found you. he will take good care of you. hugs! is such a nice man wif a big heart. fanks for helping stinky pete. i wuv him alweady.

    hugs and purrs,
    miss boo

  56. Hi Mo,

    Always remember..."When God closes a door, he opens a window." Need I say more?

    Love You,

  57. Anonymous8:25 AM

    He's so cute I see why you couldn''t help your self. Your a special man.

  58. Anonymous8:27 AM

    I like that second photo... what a cutie pie!

  59. Wow! Pete is such a cutie. I love his marking. Thanks for saving him MO. You always have that kind heart in you.

  60. Awwww....what a sweetie!

    Not The Mama~~you are such an angel!!!! We know you will find him a good home.

  61. Oy, anudder homeless kitty! I hopes he gets to go to a grate fureffer home and gets to blog. He looks like he has a lot to say! Hehe. Yu rock, Mo!

  62. Awww, he looks so happy that you found him, Not The Mama! The Fostoria kitties of Dowagiac are furry lucky to have you :)

  63. Stinky Pete looks like a right character already and he's only a kitten ! Well done for taking him in and preparing him to have a loving forever home.

  64. Oh my goodness he is just too cute ... even stinky I bet you just had to love on him.

  65. My goodness, you do have a way of attracting stray kitties. They must know somehow that you'll help them find their forever home. Aside from being stinky, Pete's quite a handsome guy!!

  66. ooo, Stinky Pete is ADORABLE! (as long as he stays far away from here!)

    Happy Not the Mama Day!

    Alla us Cyclone Cats

  67. You are just the best!!! Showing us on YOUR Monday while you deserve much more than just an award!
    He is CUTE - you will have a hard time again letting him go to this eventually forever home...
    As for the smell - maybe you should consult with Yao-Lin as he knows all about living with a smelly cat, hahahahahaha!
    Happy Not The Mama Day!
    Karl and The Cat Realm

  68. How cute is he?!!! Mommy always wanted to have a cat named Pete, so she could call him stinky Pete!

    You Rock Not the Mama!

    Pearl, Bert and Jake


  70. Not the Mama Monday is perfect for you, Mo! Concatulations to the extremely adorable Stinky Pete for gettin' rescued.

  71. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Happy Not The Mama Monday.

    Joanne, Jane, Jill, Johnny, Jay boy & Capu from Singapore

  72. Stinky Pete is adorable! Thank you for helping him. This is just one reason why today is Not The Mama Monday, because of all the great things you do for cats. Hugs to you!

  73. Anonymous12:37 PM

    Stinky Pete looks like a perky fella, fulla character and happy to be rescued. You are so kind to help these cats, you fully deserve having a day named after you.



    He's a cutie alright...oh boy how precious!!

  75. That baby is so lucky to have found you. It breaks my heart to think what might have happened to him otherwise. What a beautiful tuxie baby.

  76. Well he isn't stinky anymore so I'm going to call him Pete. What a little cutie pie. You are just the most wonderful Mo. Big hug honey. :)

  77. ♥ What a cutie! That face could
    launch a thousand tuna ships! :)

  78. I love this picture... "What you looking At"

    love cal

  79. Anonymous1:54 AM

    Awwwww, Pete is sOO cute... too cute!! I couldn't have passed him up either. You are a good person, Mo!!

  80. Anonymous5:31 PM

    Wasn't that the name of the prospector in Toy Story 2?

    He's a cute little feller!


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